Land Management Issues

One of the main challenges facing any productive system is how to best tackle the most common land management issues of invasive species, maintaining soil and water health, dealing with drought and keeping ahead of emerging threats. NRM South offers resources for landholders looking to address these issues; including publications, workshops and funding support for land management projects.

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WEED MANAGEMENT

Weeds have the potential to cause serious economic and environmental impacts. Land areas that have significant weed cover can restrict access for cattle, reduce biodiversity and habitat for native species, and may in some cases be toxic. There are 119 identified weed species in Tasmania, of which 113 are declared (and by law must be controlled by land holders).

For more information about how to manage priority weeds in southern Tasmania, check our Resources page for a list of weed management fact sheets.

SOIL MANAGEMENTsoil structure

Healthy, living soils are vital for maintaining productive systems and Tasmania is renowned for the quality and abundance of its local produce. We rely on soil to grow our food and forage, filter our water, provide nutrients and support a network of beneficial microorganisms. The health and persistence of our communities is inextricably linked with the health and viability of soils and we rely on specific areas of arable land to grow the majority of our food. These regions are used for growing a range of produce using a variety of techniques and, managed well, soils can sustain production for generations.

NRM South supports farmers and land managers to improve soil health with workshops, providing advice on planned grazing (shown to significantly increase soil health) and through grants and projects for a range of innovative soil trials including inoculation, cropping trials and biofumigant trials.